Cannabis Appliances for the Home

Cannabis Appliances for the home is a new market creating a lot of Buzz
Whether or not you favor cannabis legalization, medicinal and recreational marijuana for the masses is gaining momentum.  Cannabis Researchers report North American legal pot sales jumped 34% in 2016 to $6.9 billion and spending on legal cannabis worldwide is expected to hit $57 billion by 2027.

Several companies are racing to serve the cannabis markets and a new category of home appliances is cropping up to position themselves for new revenue growth. Continue readingCannabis Appliances for the Home

The Wellness Kitchen

The Wellness Kitchen | KitchAnn Style
The Wellness Kitchen is a new trend poised to transform the most popular room in our home into a better reflection of ourselves. Instead of serving as a relic of the past, our kitchens will use advancements in technology and design to foster a healthier lifestyle for our bodies, our minds, and our planet. Because just like the food it contains, the Wellness Kitchen doesn’t merely feed – it nourishes. Continue readingThe Wellness Kitchen

Steam Can Cure Winter Blahs

Temperatures have dropped and the East Coast is talking about the Blizzard of 2016. Unfortunately, colder weather brings dry air along with it. The resulting low humidity environment and home heating can irritate both skin and nasal passages.

Steam Therapy for Winter | KitchAnn Style


“The Healing powers of hammam were known for centuries. Famous Arab doctor and scientist, Avicenna (Ibn Sina) considered it to be one of the exceptional means of improving health and general well-being. Echoing the opinions of Greek doctors he believed that “physical exercises, healthy lifestyle and regular visits to hammam will render all medicine useless”.

Steam Therapy –

If you prefer not to take over the counter drugs to combat congestion and stuffiness, steam is a proven natural remedy. Steam loosens mucus and relieves inflammation allowing you to breather better.

Dried-out nasal passage ways are unhealthy. Your body needs moistened airways as a part of your defense system. When sinuses get too dry, the mucociliary transport system that traps and moves irritants stops working. Steam showers help promote sinus drainage, soothe a sore throat and act as a natural expectorant.

Steam Therapy for Winter | KitchAnn Style

Glowing Skin –

Outdoor winter activity and constant washing to ward off winter bugs can leave you with dry, chapped skin.

Steam opens up your pores, allowing your skin to breathe, and releases toxins promoting healthy glowing skin. For you gentlemen, steam softens up the skin making it easier to shave.

Steam Therapy for Winter | KitchAnn StyleMood Enhancer –

All this gray weather can also cause many people to experience “lower mood” and reduced energy this time of year.

There are some very effective treatments available for treating the winter ‘blahs’ – one of those is chromatherapy.

Ayurvedic medicine practitioners believe the body has seven chakras, each of which is associated with a specific color of the visible light spectrum, and a function and organ or bodily system.

Whether you believe in the deeper spiritual meanings of color or simply recognize that they have a profound effect on our emotions and intellect, incorporating color into our lives can raise our relaxation to a deeper level.

Steam ChromaTherapy for Winter | KitchAnn Style

This is why chromatherapy and steam work so well paired together. To achieve this in your home I like the iSpa Package from Mr. Steam.

The iSpa Package works with the innovative iSteam Touch Control and uses just two-gallons of water per 20-minute session.

Therapeutic Healing –

When in need of sensual renewal, why not immerse your chakras and your body in steam powered therapy with aromas too? The therapeutic properties of scent have been cultivated since antiquity.

Plus, essential oils and herbs, unlike chemical drugs do not remain in the body, leaving toxins behind and causing side affects.

Mr. Steam offers specially formulated essential oils and Chakra oils extracted from organic flowers and plants specifically to relax and revitalize the body. There’s nothing more therapeutic than aromatherapy, warmth, steam and chakra oils!

Steam AromaTherapy for Winter | KitchAnn StyleThe iSpa system includes the Mr. Steam AromaSteam system which evenly infuses oils into the steam shower via an electronic delivery system for balanced, seamless integration of aromatherapy.

I get much relief from the Mr. Steam Eucalyptus as I tend to catch colds when I travel. (Thanks, Martha a.k.a Mrs. Steam)

(Although not exhibiting at KBIS this year, Mr. Steam is a sponsor if BlogTour KBIS. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine.)

What is Active Cleansing Technology?

Active Cleansing Technology sounds like something you’d see on the back of a bottle of bathroom cleaner – but it’s not.

In 1967, Japanese scientists Akira Fujishima and Kenichi Honda (University of Tokyo) discovered the active cleansing effect of titanium dioxide in photocatalysis (the acceleration of a photoreaction in the presence of a catalyst).

They researched this phenomenon, now known as the “Honda-Fujishima Effect”, and published their findings in 1972. Little changed in this research until the 1990s when engineers at TOTO collaborating with the University of Tokyo discovered the additional passive cleansing effect of photocatalysis.

Hydrotect Kitchan Style
Self Cleaning, Antibacterial, Anti-odor

The additional passive cleansing effect is based on the hydrophilic properties of titanium dioxide. Surfaces treated with titanium dioxide dramatically reduce the surface tension of falling water. Instead of rolling off the surface as individual drops, the water flows off the edges in an ultra-thin film, which removes all dust and dirt particles in the process.

You may be wondering why all this Science matters. In indoor applications (think bathrooms), this technology prevents the spreading of germs and bacteria and eliminates bad odors deriving from their action.

Innovative TOTO Commercial Urinal | KitchAnn Style

TOTO was the first company to use active cleansing technology. TOTO durably bakes HYDROTECT, a unique protective coating for ceramic building materials that renders surfaces self-cleaning; into their products.

Because HYDROTECT is fired on to the surface separately from the glaze, it will not wash or wear off over time. It is not visible and, thus, does not alter the color of the product.

It’s reassuring to know every TOTO innovation has a single motivation: helping people feel cleaner and more alive.

Being a technology leader has been good for TOTO. It’s no wonder this past November they reached an astounding total of 40 million WASHLETs sold world-wide since 1980.

Innovative TOTO Washlet | KitchAnn Style

I look forward to visiting TOTO at Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas next month while I’m on BlogTour KBIS to see their new Connect+ System and eWater+.

TOTO’s innovative Connect+ System neatly conceals the Washlet’s power cord and water supply hose for a clean installation.

Innovative TOTO Commercial Urinal | KitchAnn Style

TOTO’s eWater+ mists the bowl with electrolysed water after every flush and once every eight hours during non-use. A pre-misting of plain water further enhances bowl cleanliness by sealing the surface against the adherence of matter approximately 80% better than dry porcelain.

(TOTO is a sponsor for BlogTour KBIS 2016, but the views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine, and I will be honest in what I share. You, the reader, are my top priority and it is my goal to make sure you can trust the content and integrity of this blog.)